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Bethesda to close June 30 Centre for teen moms. ‘Very difficult decision’ was a ‘financial reality,’ agency leader says angela mullins

The Salvation Army made the writing on the wall official Thursday: Its Bethesda Centre for teen moms will close on June 30. Lt.-Col. Lee Graves, divisional commander of the agency’s Ontario Great Lakes Division, said case managers will develop “exit strategies” for each of the girls living at the facility. He didn’t elaborate, but said the army will “ensure a smooth transition for the women and children in our care.” “The well-being of our residents and clients is always our first concern,” Graves said, calling Bethesda a “very proud part of our heritage.” Officials announced plans to close the centre in February, citing budget shortfalls, then said it would stay open for at least three years if $1.5 million could be raised by May 31.

The official fundraising tally came in at $372,473 — $14,000 of which Graves said came directly from a committee steered by current and former residents. People who donated directly through the Salvation Army will have the option of receiving a refund or seeing the money spent on other programs the agency operates in London. Asked about officials’ refusal to budge on the May 31 deadline despite pledged donations, such as one from pop star Justin Bieber, Graves said the centre can’t operate on promises. “The deficit grows every day. It costs us 20,000 additional dollars per month as we remain open,” he said. “We can’t live by verbal, social-media kind of language out there that suggests maybe … a gift will be coming. Why can’t those partners contact us directly and have a conversation with us?” In the past five years, $1.52 million has been pulled from “other Salvation Army resources” to keep Bethesda open, he said. It’s the agency’s only local program running a deficit. No plans have been made for the centre’s future use, he said.

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Keeping calm and carrying on As Salvation Army leaders talked with the media on Thursday, the Save Bethesda fundraising committee was walking a protest line outside the agency’s Centre of Hope on Wellington Street. Committee members were outside the group’s downtown headquarters earlier in the day, and are vowing to continue their fight. “May 31 is their (fundraising) deadline, not ours,” said Marsha Parker, 35, of London. Ex-Bethesda resident Elaine Moore, 35, of Dublin, Ont., said a protest is planned next week at the Salvation Army’s Toronto offices. She and others denied the agency’s claims that help in the fundraising effort was offered, saying all they received were “form letters” when contacting officials. Angela Mullins/Metro

Lt.-Col. Lee Graves of the Salvation Army, flanked by members of the agency’s London Citizens Advisory Board, announces Thursday that the Bethesda Centre for teen moms will close on June 30. The announcement was made during a media conference at the Centre of Hope on Wellington Street. Angela Mullins/Metro

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Firefighters to attempt climbing equivalent of Mount Everest At Covent Garden Market on Saturday, 35 members of the London Professional Firefighters’ Association will attempt to climb an eight-metre ladder 1,100 times in support of muscular dystrophy research. If successful, they will have climbed the equivalent height of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. The event begins at 8 a.m. and ends around 2 p.m. METRO Raising funds

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The London Heart & Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike event is recruiting teams to encourage healthy, active lives while raising funds to support life-saving research. This is the 18th year of Big Bike, which raises more than $7 million annually in 200 communities across Canada. To date, 109 teams have registered and 20 more teams are needed to reach the $240,000 local goal. Visit METRO

London police officers canvass townhouses along Victoria Drive on Thursday morning after Jonathon Zak, 29, of London was found dead in a nearby park. The cause of death has not been released. If police deem the incident a homicide, it would mark London’s third murder of 2012. ANGELA MULLINS/METRO

Body with gunshot wound found in park Investigation. Police currently not willing to comment on cause of death at usually ‘quiet’ local area ANGELA MULLINS

Police are investigating after a body with a gunshot wound was found Thursday morning along a path running through Northeast Park on Victoria Drive. The victim was Jonathon Zak, 29, of London. “The investigation is in its

early stages and the London Police Service is not willing to comment on the manner of death at this time,” police spokesman Const. Dennis Rivest said in a statement. A 911 caller reported the body at 7 a.m. — about fiveand-a-half hours after officers investigated reports of gunshots in the area of Boullee Street and Victoria Drive. Officers left after finding no evidence of a shooting during interviews and a search of the area, police said. Some residents were critical of police later Thursday morning, saying their search was too limited. A spree of violence — including two shootings last Sat-

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urday — has swept through the neighbourhood, they said. Lined by Lord Elgin Public School, the park to the north and London Housing Corp. townhouses to the south, several people said Victoria Drive is generally “quiet.” Diane M., 40, who asked that her last name not be published, has lived there since 1975. “You can sit (outside)

for hours and nothing happens,” she said. That may be true through the day, but things change in the evening, said a woman who asked not to be identified. At night, she said, “You stay on your doorstep. You walk past someone and look at them the wrong way, and they’ll beat you down.” Students at Lord Elgin school were shielded from the ongoing police investigation as much as possible, officials said. A letter was sent home to parents at the end of the day.

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On Thursday, London police revealed they’d discovered one of the largest child-pornography collections they’d ever seen. Metro reporter Angela Mullins recently interviewed London’s cyber-crime unit, and gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the people who do this difficult yet rewarding work

‘You get to see the children you’ve saved’ Child exploitation online. London police officers leading charge against abuse share their stories

Child porn. Thousands of images seized London police have turned up one of the largest child-pornography collections they’ve ever seen, investigators said Thursday. More than 300,000 pornographic images and videos were found on computers seized from a city residence. Police began investigating Robert Johnson, 60, after some pictures were uploaded to a website. Johnson was arrested Wednesday and is charged with three counts of distributing child pornography, four counts of possession of child pornography, one count of

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There’s nothing worse than knowing a child is being sexually exploited. There’s nothing better than being able to help. Those simple principles set the ground rules for three London police officers involved in some of the grittiest and most heartwrenching case files one can imagine. Daycare workers abusing toddlers. Parents distributing explicit photographs of their children. Streaming video of pedophiles having sex with pre-teens. Cyber-crime-unit chief Det. Dale Howe and his crew have stomached — and battled — it all. They’re a special breed of police officer, handpicked to join the unit and work alongside hundreds of others across Ontario as part of a provincial effort to keep kids safe. The work carries a “stigma” even in police circles — something that at least crossed Det.-Const. Jeremy Dann’s mind when he was asked to sign on in late 2009. “Part of what we have to do is look at abuse material. It’s stressful, it’s unpleasant and it has to be done,” he said. “It’s not an easy job, but you factor in everything; you look at the big picture.” A snapshot of that picture stares up at Dann every day when he cradles his infant daughter in his arms. “It’s difficult sometimes to not personalize … (the)

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offences that are being committed and sort of visualize your own kids being involved,” he said. Dann credited his wife with enabling him to make the shift from a head “crammed full of (disturbing) facts” to one that’s focused on “family life.” She’s understanding, Dann said, and “that helps a lot.” So does having a brain that’s wired to “compartmentalize” gruesome images of stripped-away innocence and, at times, horrific conversations investigators have with suspects once they’ve been arrested or while working undercover in online forums. It’s no doubt challenging, Howe acknowledged, to carry on a conversation without “personalizing” what’s being said “or being angry with” the suspects. Sometimes focusing on the end goal — ensuring kids aren’t being hurt — is the

only way to make it through, the officers said. “If it bothers you and it eats away at you, you’re going to self-destruct after a short period of time,” Howe said. “I can go home … be with my kids and not think about my work at all. I don’t lay sleepless at night.” In some ways, Howe is a pioneer in child-pornography investigations. He was working in the vice and drug unit about a decade ago when he got involved in a worldwide investigation with a Canadian arm dubbed Project Snowball. He continued probing child-exploitation cases part time and, eventually, made a formal proposal that London start its own cyber-crime unit. The cases, Howe said, have changed his outlook on life — both at work and at home. “I trust people less than I used to,” he said, noting his children, now teenagers,

weren’t allowed to enter public washrooms alone when they were young. From a work perspective, “I found it extremely important that someone do (the investigations), and I found it kind of my calling in policing,” Howe said. “I realized that’s what I wanted to do: I wanted to help rescue kids, and be involved in making what I thought was a great difference. “When you’re in many other areas (of ) policing you know, in a general sense, that you’re doing good for society … but you often don’t see … the direct evidence of that,” he said. “In this unit … (when you arrest an abuser), you know that you’ve saved … children in their life from possible abuse. “You get to see the good. You get to see the children you’ve saved.” Follow Angela Mullins on Twitter @MetroAngela

Cyber-crime unit added third member last year While the London Police Service’s cyber-crime unit investigates a variety of Internetrelated crime, its main focus is child exploitation. Those investigations, whether in our backyard or around the globe, account for a majority of the 159 arrests and 840 charges (as of May 11) laid since the unit started in 2007. Officers laid 240 charges in 2011, the most yet in a single year, and saw a third person added to the unit’s roster. The team is one of 18 at police departments across

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Ontario working with the provincial police and other agencies to carry out what’s dubbed the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet. Developed in 2006, the strategy came in response to the McGuinty government’s request that police pull together a co-ordinated approach to combating Internet crimes against children. A big part of the strategy is stressing that reporting child sexual abuse is everyone’s responsibility. Most cases of child pornography and luring go beyond still pictures, involving on-camera exploitation of children, according to the OPP. Abusers typically have 13 to 30 victims each, and studies show less than one per cent of child sexual abuse is reported, the agency says. Angela Mullins/Metro



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‘We’re not content with our first year’: Lightning GM Striving for growth. Despite claiming the NBL Canada championship, the London Lightning don’t want to lose any momentum moving forward John Matisz

After a stellar debut, there’s little doubt the London Lightning are the model franchise of the National Basketball League of Canada. Their on-court success, which climaxed when they claimed the league title in front of 5,000 hometown fans, coincided with a tremendous connection to the local community. Like many other professional sports teams, they did their best to visit high schools and hospitals and establish strong ties to businesses. But apparently, players were invited over to fans’ houses, allowing London to reach a whole new level of fan-player interaction. “The support was phenomenal,” Lightning general manager Taylor Brown said Thursday. “Some players were so welcomed that they were asked if they wanted to eat dinner at fans’ houses on offdays.”

Talk about putting yourself in the middle of things. Moving forward, though, will they rest on their laurels? “We’re not content with our first year,” said Brown. “We don’t want to stick with what we did — we want to grow on that.” With a second season set to tip off in the fall and further Ontario expansion in the works, Brown and company have embraced a mentor role. “The entire league has to work together,” Brown said. “That’s the only way we can operate.” Five Ontario cities — St. Catharines, Kitchener, Mississauga, Windsor and Ottawa — have submitted applications to be included in the NBL Canada’s 2012-13 expansion class. Currently, London and the Oshawa Power are the only franchises in the seven-team league west of Quebec City. The big question

Will MVP Gabe Freeman be back in London? • “Gabe definitely hasn’t

committed elsewhere, but with the season he had, he’s definitely on a pedestal. He’ll have several opportunities. He feels comfortable here, though, because he knows how we operate. So I guess we’ll see what happens,” GM Taylor Brown said.

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“Get players out there as much as possible so they can associate with and be role models in the community.” General manager Taylor Brown On what it takes to run a successful professional ball team in Canada

Some interested groups have reached out to the Lightning brass, asking how to run a successful professional ball team in Canada. According to Brown, teams should make certain they check their egos at the door. Accessibility to fans, media and other organizations is key. Secondly, people need to be constantly entertained. That means other activities should be incorporated into the home-game show, Brown says. “People should be coming not only for the basketball, but for the other events — the halftime show, the dance crew, the band, the mascot,” he said. The final component is perhaps the most important part. “Get players out there as much as possible so they can associate with and be role models in the community,” Brown said. Follow John Matisz on Twitter @Metro_JMatisz

Gabe Freeman of the London Lightning was the MVP of the National Basketball League of Canada in its inaugural season. Angela Mullins/Metro file

Seepage. Ammonia leak reported at London Ice Park The London Ice Park absorbed another public-relations blow Wednesday night after an ammonia leak stunk up its surrounding area. It was the second facilityrelated health concern to pop up over the past 35 days. On April 26, one man was sent to hospital after collapsing inside a dressing room due to carbonmonoxide poisoning. This time, there were no injuries. Management staff at the 99 Brookside St. facility, which is currently in receivership, are downplaying the latest incident. “The arena is in the best shape it has ever been,” operations manager Blair Stickle said Thursday. Assistant manager Jen Ogglesby agrees, emphasizing that the 19-year-old venue is harmless to players, coaches and spectators.

In defence of maintenance

“This isn’t a matter of the facility not being maintained properly.” Operations manager Blair Stickle

“People have nothing to be scared about,” she said. Firefighters were called to the scene at approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday after they received calls about an unusual smell. The stench came from a release valve on the arena’s compressor. Stickle, who wasn’t on duty at the time of the incident, said the hockey rink passed a Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) inspection just last week. The TSSA confirmed it recently performed an inspection. John Matisz/Metro

Clowning around at Family Room Leah Cumberbatch, 6, plays on the computer with Ronald McDonald. The mascot visited the brand-new Family Room at the London Health Sciences Centre Children’s Hospital (800 Commissioners Rd. E.) Thursday morning, taking part in grand-opening celebrations. John Matisz/metro

INTRODUCING YOUR 2012 SUPERGUIDES Patrolling Downtown London this summer, SuperGuides work towards helping you discover the Downtown experience.

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Environment. Recycle your old electronics this weekend to win a prize The City of London is joining forces with the John Labatt Centre and Staples this weekend, hosting two events where residents can recycle electronics and win prizes. On Saturday, the JLC is holding a one-day electronics drop-off depot in the parking lot from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. And from Friday to Sunday, all London Staples locations will be handing out ballots to anyone who drops off electronics for recycling. Prizes available include Staples gift cards and tickets to the John Labatt CenDrugs

Summer season. Young adults will be out and about, informing visitors, workers and residents on what’s going on

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tre’s presentation of How To Train Your Dragon. Electronics able to be recycled include TVs, cellphones, cameras, computers, printers, VCRs and DVD players. Not accepted are small appliances — such as toasters, microwaves and fridges. Metro Roads

Man wanted in heroin-by-mail case

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A warrant has been issued for Olatubosun Epemolu, 33, of London, after border police discovered more than 200 grams of heroin in a package addressed to a post-office box in London. metro

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From tryout to full-out: What started as a trial-and-error project for Downtown London has gradually turned into a centrepiece of its summer promotion blitz. “To be honest, we introduced the SuperGuides as a soft project, but now it’s an essential part of how we do business,” Downtown London manager Janette MacDonald said. If you’ve made your way to the city’s core in the daytime over the past week, chances are you’ve come across the well-informed SuperGuides. The blue-shirted, black-hatand-backpack-wearing, cartpushing trio is everywhere, providing walking tours and

Brandon Armstrong, 23, of St. Catharines, left, Julie Richardson, 21, of London, and Andrew Sersombe, 20, of London, pose with the SuperGuide cart outside Covent Garden Market. The trio makes up Downtown London’s 2012 SuperGuides team. john matisz/metro

useful tips on how to best enjoy your time in the Forest City. “The experience is different every day,” said SuperGuide Julie Richardson, 21. “We’ll be busy doing non-stop social media one day, then we’re out in the streets the next.” The objective of the SuperGuides is to promote what the downtown has to offer. They

target those who work, live, and visit the core of the city. This summer marks the fifth year Downtown London has activated the welcoming group. This year, it will be making a strong social-media push, helping merchants set up Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as regularly updating its own YouTube channel. “The program has grown

because of the freedom we’re given,” said second-year SuperGuide Brandon Armstrong, 23. “We can solve problems creatively and put a fresh face on events.” Along with spreading the word about upcoming festivals and events, the keen workers occasionally introduce a “hidden treasure” to visitors. Artisans Alley, the upper level of the Covent Garden Market, and Citi Plaza’s diverse food court are destinations Downtown London has previously promoted as underutilized but valuable spots. And true to their name, SuperGuides have been known to save the day on occasion much like a superhero would. “Sometimes we’ll insert coins in expired parking meters to help someone out,” Richardson said.

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Oda refuses to discuss expenses International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda refused to reveal Thursday whether she has reimbursed the government for more of her international travel, after some of her expense claims were modified on a government website that posts the totals spent on airfare, hotels, meals and hospitality. Oda was asked about the matter during question period in the House of Commons, but did not specifically address the modified claims.

Suspect in body-parts case fled Canada: Police More details emerge. Victim believed to be missing person police had been searching for JOE LOFARO

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Talks with Quebec students suspended After four days of negotiation, the Quebec government and student groups said Thursday that their talks had gone nowhere. Education Minister Michelle Courchesne announced talks had been suspended because of what she described as an “impasse.” the canadian press

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Montreal police say crimescene evidence suggests a man suspected of dismembering a human body and mailing parts of it from Montreal to Ottawa has fled Canada. The nationwide arrest warrant for Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, was expanded Thursday after his photo and description appeared on Interpol’s mostwanted list. Montreal police Cmdr. Ian Lafrenière would not confirm or deny reports that Magnotta may have headed to Europe. “We do have some evidence that we found on the scene and also that person left a note on a website (describing) how to leave without getting caught,” said Lafrenière. An article on DigitialJournal.

com, titled “How to completely disappear and never be found” and penned by someone of the same name as Magnotta, explains how to leave without a trace using a six-step method. “Cut personal ties with everyone who knows you,” the article reads. It goes on to say, “The most important thing to remember here is to accomplish this slowly: Pull out too abruptly and your friends and associates will become immediately suspicious.” Meanwhile, police are trying to yank videos off of the Internet, which they believe show the suspect committing the murder and other perverse acts on the body. Police are still investigating the video, but Lafrenière said they “have no reason to doubt its authenticity.” Police believe the victim is a man in his 30s reported missing several days ago, whose family lives overseas. Lafrenière said police were still working out the forensic details and were also having trouble contacting the victim’s family.


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Voyeurism a human impulse: Prof An online video that may depict the murder and dismemberment of a Montreal man is horrifying, but the written comments below it are just as appalling. Some online commenters exchanged causal critiques of the video’s soundtrack and its apparent lack of blood. Like many people, Carleton University sociology Prof. Craig McFarlane doesn’t plan on watching the video associated with the body-parts investigation in Montreal. The media attention the video has received can arouse curiosity and someone who normally wouldn’t visit a gore site might be tempted to explore it. McFarlane said those people are only engaging in their own natural curiosity to see violence and gore. The fascination with brutality and gore, he said, is linked to the fact humans evolved with a great deal of violence. joe lofaro/metro in Ottawa

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The narrative starkly contradicted accounts of witnesses who blamed “shabiha,” or the shadowy gunmen who operate on behalf of President Bashar Assad’s regime. The UN also said it had strong suspicions those pro-regime gunmen were responsible for much of the carnage on Friday in a cluster of villages known as Houla. Facing international outrage over the killings, Damascus


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launched its own investigation into the deaths and announced that special prayers for the victims would be held at mosques across the country on Friday. At a news conference, Qassem Jamal Suleiman, who headed the government’s investigation into the massacre, said rebel gunmen carried out the slaughter to frame the government and to ignite sectarian strife. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS



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Watercraft-maker preparing to move assembly to Mexico Quebec. 500 employees of the Valcourt plant will be affected when the company moves over the next 18 to 36 months Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. says 500 Quebec employees will be affected by a decision to switch watercraft assembly to Mexico. The move will take place over the next 18 to 36 months, the company said in a statement released Thursday. The 500 employees affected at the Valcourt plant will be presented with options including retirement packages or positions within or outside of the company. The privately held com-

pany said existing production capacity in Mexico will be expanded by transferring engines currently being manufactured in Juarez to a new plant. The new facility is where the assembly of the watercraft will take place. “Building a global multimarket business is an ongoing process,” company president Jose Boisjoli said in the statement. “To remain a market leader, BRP needs to constantly challenge itself and adapt to change. This is not the first time that we change things at BRP, nor will it be the last. “While we remain very much committed to our heritage and roots in Valcourt, we must become more flexible to leverage our growth opportunities.” Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and



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The National Bank of Poland has issued a limited series of coins to mark the upcoming Euro 2012 soccer championships, co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine. 1. A golden 100 zlotys, equivalent to $141.2 US, left, and a silver 20 zlotys equivalent to $5.65. 2. A 10 Polish zlotys, equivalent to $2.8, right, and 10 Ukrainian hryvnia equivalent to $1.24. 3. A set of four 10 Polish zlotys silver coins, equivalent to $2.8 each.

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For electric-vehicle (EV) that it just made sense,” said owners who can’t get Mark van Tol, Ford Motor enough of their cars, the Company of Canada’s comMyFord Mobile app will now munications manager. MyFord Mobile uses an let users remotely control their car settings and stay on-board wireless module connected halfway across that allows the car to communicate off-board through the world. Car owners can control standard cellular technolcar temperature, seat warm- ogy. And since electric cars ers, radio stations and even start charging their electric are all about going green, so vehicle’s battery with their is the app. It offers functions that smartphones. “It’s such a unique op- are both fun and practical This Sunday take Mom Mother’s Day its users. EV owners can portunity that to youa special could for viewing of the Dream Home Grand theirBend!! driving practices communicate with your car intrack from anywhere in the world and see how eco-friendly

they are on the road. The app rates car owners from “zen” to “zippy” and offers figures to show how much money and CO2 emissions they’ve saved by driving electric. For those concerned about conserving their battery life, MyFord Mobile’s option of allowing users to preheat and cool their cars means that instead of draining the battery, they could instead use electricity from the grid as long as they’re already plugged in.



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The app comes with a list of other features, like remotely unlocking and locking doors, using a built-in GPS system to locate the car, locating charging stations in the area, and much more. • “It’s just a great way to communicate with your vehicle and really turn it into something more than a car,” said van Tol.

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your (barber’s) Raging bull gores matador fired The world is having a very stressful week. All kinds of Paul Sullivan nerve-wracking stuff going on, Metro starting with: Mr. Dahmer goes to Ottawa: Gay-porn star Luka Rocco Magnotta allegedly tortures kittens, slices up a naked man and sends the body parts in the mail to various places, including Parliament Hill. Yikes. National shame: It’s another Stanley Cup and once again, no Canadian teams are involved. So, as we stand with our noses pressed to the glass, we ask: Who is Canada’s team? The Los Angeles Kings or the New Joisey Devils? Like, oops: On network TV, Kathie Lee Gifford congratulates Martin Short for his long, happy marriage. The only problem is, his wife died two years ago. Then she apologizes on Twitter, albeit to the wrong Twitter handle. What’s your kid doing today? A 16-year-old kid in Germany has solved a 300-year-old math puzzle that stumped Isaac Newton and everyone else since. Thanks to Shouryya Ray, there is now a way to calculate the path of a projectile under gravity and subject to air resistance. Well, it kept me up at night. God saves the Queen, in perpetuity: Her Majesty’s a pretty nice woman, and she’ll be floating down the Thames in a barge on Sunday to mark the 60th year of her reign over us. No word on whether the corgis will follow in the royal dinghy. Hair-brained theme: Donald Trump won’t let it go. He still says Barack Obama wasn’t born in the U.S., even though the president has released his detailed Hawaiian birth certificate. The question remains: What planet is The Donald from? And why doesn’t it have decent barbers? Speaking of outer space: The first private space flight is a success as the SpaceX Dragon splashes down in the Pacific. Next mission: Send The Donald back to Mars. A New York nanny state of mind: N.Y.C. Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to ban any sugary drinks over 16 ounces across the five boroughs, because they’re bad for you. Using that logic, he should ban Donald Trump. He’s fired. This just in: The European Union appears to be crumbling before our eyes. Spain, Italy, Greece and Ireland are seriously considering abandoning the euro and restoring the peseta, lira, drachma and punt, respectively. The Irish, at least, have it right. the list


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Bullfighting in Spain

Matador (El Juli) on the horns

• Pamplona: Home of the famous Running of the Bulls where townsfolk run ahead of bulls, which are then used in fights.

This was a scary moment for one of Spain’s most celebrated bullfighters. Julian (El Juli) Lopez was thrown in the air and then gored in the stomach by a bull at a festival in the town of Aranjuez this week. After losing consciousness, Lopez returned to finish the fight and was carried off at the finish by spectators.

• Madrid: One of the most popular cities for bullfights. Spain’s capital has two major venues, which can hold 20,000 spectators.

Julian Lopez in happier times in 2010. Getty Images

• Barcelona: Represents the modern distaste for bloodsports — it banned bullfighting in 2010.


Golden boy

The ringmaster, from the age of 9 Lopez, 29, has had a remarkable career. He was training with bulls at the age of nine and fought in Mexico at 14 to avoid Spain’s law against underage matadors. He became the highest-paid bullfighter in history at 17 and has flourished since. Footage of his fights have appeared in Shakira’s videos. metro


Heavy opponent

“I took a beating but I’m fine, thanks for all your support it has made me better.” Matador Julian Lopez reassures his supporters on Twitter. This was not El Juli’s first scare in the bullring and he has become known for his swift recoveries. In 2010 he was hospitalized after being gored in the scrotum.


The minimum weight in kilograms for a bull to be used in traditional Spanish bullfighting. The matador would be expected to take on several during a day of fights.

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Starbuck creators win prize

Kristen Stewart is more tomboy than fierce rebel queen in Snow White and the Huntsman. HANDOUT

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Snow White and The Huntsman. Charlize Theron’s shrieking performance usurps Kristen Stewart’s turn as Snow White Richard: Chris, this movie plays like the love child of the Grimm Brothers and The Hobbit. It is dark in tone and in look with just a few hi ho ho’s provided by the Seven Dwarfs. That’ll be my last bad Snow White joke, I promise. The first hour is a gothic fairy tale, the second hour more an action movie, but through it all Theron’s bug-eyed Grand Guiginol performance remains constant. Was she too over the top, or just over the top? Chris: One scream of rage would have been over the top. By the time she turned into a melting puddle of dying, tar-

soaked crows, I realized that both the dark tone of the film and Charlize’s shrieking vampire queen performance were more Hammer Horror than Walt Disney... and I was in deep, of course. But what did you think of Stewart’s Snow White? RC: K Stew is the movie’s big draw, marquee wise, and while she holds down the fort, I found that unless she was on horseback, or staring down a troll, I wasn’t that interested in her performance. The talky bits aren’t nearly as interesting as the yelling bits (thanks to Charlize’s unhinged performance) or the action sequences. Unfortunately, she is saddled with most of the dialogue, and it is the last interesting thing about the movie. CA: Stewart was a fantastic Joan Jett. Not so much earth goddess/warrior queen but whatever, I forgave her slight, tomboyish presence when so many operatic visuals were ex-

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In this twist on a familiar fairy tale, Charlize Theron is Ravenna, an evil queen so obsessed with being the fairest in the land she condemns the dead king’s lovely daughter, Snow White (Kristen Stewart), to a lifetime of solitude and captivity. When the queen’s mirror tells her that Ms. White will one day reclaim the throne, Ravenna does what any evil monarch would do. She decides to eat Snow’s still beating heart, thereby ensuring immortality and the throne. Chris Alexander sits in for Mark Breslin this week. •

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ploding around her. Strangely, however, I found that some of my favourite moments in

the film were the quiet ones; the sequences of technicolour fairy forests and character moments where — alarmingly — you actually empathized with Theron’s soul-sucking monster. What do you think Stewart’s TWI-hard fanbase will think? RC: She couldn’t muster the fanpires for The Runaways but this time around will be different, I think. Her version of Snow White has much in common with the elements that appeal to the Twilight fans. There’s no werewolves or vampires, but there is true love, fantasy and even the sweeping crane landscape shots are reminiscent of her best-known films. CA: Well, she certainly has a better shot at pleasing her fanbase with this lush gothic fantasy than her sparkly paramour Pattinson does getting a five-minute prostate exam in Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, that’s for sure.... but we’ll save that for another day.

The two creators of Quebec’s fertility comedy Starbuck have each won a $20,000 prize from Telefilm Canada. On Wednesday, director Ken Scott and his co-writer Martin Petit landed the 2011 Guichet d’Or award. The annual honour goes to the Canuck director and writer of a Canadian Frenchlanguage feature film with the highest-grossing domestic box-office sales during the previous year. In 2011, Starbuck took in more than $3.5 million at the Canadian box office, according to Telefilm Canada. Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios announced last month it’s revamping the francophone film with a new script set in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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When it comes to Prometheus, Ridley Scott fights the geek fight Prop war. Director talks about arguing over the specifics of space helmets and shoe laces for sci-fi horror flick

Getting technical

Fassbender on androids A major component of the Alien universe — and of the viral marketing campaign leading up to Prometheus — are the incredibly lifelike android characters. This time out, X-Men: First Class star Michael Fassbender takes on the job as David, which he found to be an interesting challenge. “You want to play with as many of those human traits as possible. You’re essentially trying to build a computer that has a physicality to it,” he says.


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You would think that a director of Ridley Scott’s stature would find it easier to get what he wants, especially when he’s returning to his sci-fi horror roots with Prometheus. But you’d be wrong. As details of the technology within the film’s story began to take shape, Scott admits he found himself going to the mat on more than one occasion. “You think about everything, down to the shoe laces,” Scott says. “We even had a big argument about the globular helmets. I was certain that I wanted the fully spherical glass

Prometheus opens in theatres next Friday.

helmet. If I’m in 2083 and I’m going into space, why would I design a helmet that has blind spots?” And androids, by then, will apparently be indistinguish-


able from humans. But Scott, who’s no stranger to androids thanks to the original Alien, wanted to approach the subject with care. “What was important was the story. There’s



nothing new about an android. That idea is 100 years old,” he says, explaining how this film’s android, played by Michael Fassbender, is deployed. “So then, embrace what it is.

By embracing it, he becomes that much more interesting because he isn’t just part of the ship. He also becomes extremely useful during the story, as it evolves.”


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••••• To be honest, Piranha 3DD doesn’t take itself very seriously. And so I won’t be excoriating some disparaging critical diagnosis or justifying any hopeful merit (for the record there are no merits). Just know that when the producers pitched this low-brow money-grab about a waterpark overrun with flesh-eating fish (need I say more?), they likely only had three words for potential investors: blood, boobs and 3D. To register and for full contest details, visit

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What’s in a fairy tale? Interpretation. Professor offers his opinions on some popular tales Professor Jack Zipes, author of several books on the topic of fairy tales, including this year’s release of The Irresistible Fairy Tale, looks at a few fairy tales. Little Red Ridinghood: “This story raises the issue of rape and violation of a young woman. It raises the question of, who is re-

sponsible for the rape when it happens and how can women protect themselves?” Cinderella: “How do parents treat non-biological children? That question of course is still with us today.” Hansel and Gretel: “Here we have the issue of child abuse, child abandonment.” Beauty and the Beast: “Forcing or compelling a young woman ... into marrying the man who is 30 or 40 years older.” Heidi Patalano, Metro

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We’ve made it through a dismal spring loaded with murderous teens, a massive John Carter flop and dreary vampires. Now it’s time to enjoy the blockbusters that, we hope, are guaranteed to please. Heidi Patalano Metro News

The first half of the year is a notorious dumping ground for studio stinkers — save The Hunger Games, of course. We’ve suffered enough! The Avengers was just a tasting of the treats in store over the next three months as things heat up. First, we take a look at some of the most hotly anticipated films that we’ve been dying to see since well before the New Year.

All Books & Magazines. In-store only. June 8: Prometheus We like to talk about Michael Fassbender quite a bit in this paper because he really is just that awesome. But the main attraction for the film in which he stars as Android David is much larger than just one actor. This highly anticipated film helmed by Alien director Ridley Scott shows what happens when humans in the future travel to a foreign planet to discover their origins.

June 22: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter We’re not sure how much a camp factor will come into play with this wacky idea of a film, considering serious Broadway veteran Benjamin Walker will play President Lincoln. But the plot summary really is that Abraham Lincoln decides to vanquish those vamps once he realizes they are planning to take over the U.S., so your guess is as good as ours.

August 3: The Bourne Legacy

July 3: The Amazing Spiderman

July 20: The Dark Knight Rises

Even though there have been a bazillion iterations of Spidey in the last several years, everyone’s dying to get a look at this one, portrayed by The Social Network’s Andrew Garfield and co-starring his real-life girlfriend Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy.

The final installation of Christopher Nolan’s brilliant imagining of Batman has a few tricks up its sleeve, if the spooky trailer is any indication. Tom Hardy is Bane, one of the nastiest villains the Dark Knight has ever encountered. And then there’s Anne Hathaway slinking around as the seductively dangerous Selina Kyle.

Can Jeremy Renner fill the shoes of Matt Damon in the Bourne series? Starring as Aaron Cross, Renner’s first major starring role has a man who must deal with the consequences of Jason Bourne’s actions from where The Bourne Ultimatum left off.

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Mustang Drive-In -London 2551 Wilton Grove Rd.

Battleship (PG) Fri-Sat 9:40 Sun-Thu 11:40 Dark Shadows (14A) Fri-Thu 11:35 Men in Black 3 (PG) Fri-Thu 9:45 Snow White & the Huntsman (PG) Fri-Sat 11:55 Sun-Thu 9:40

Hyland Cinema 240 Wharncliffe Road South

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope (PG) Fri 9 Sat 5 Sun 2:50 Mon 9 Tue 1 Wed-Thu 5 Damsels in Distress (STC) Fri 1 Sat 3 Sun 8:15 Mon 7 Tue 9 Wed 1 Thu 9 Hysteria (PG) Fri 3-7 Sat 1-7 Sun 4:30 Mon 1 Tue 3 Wed 3-9 Thu 3-7 The Snows of Kilimanjaro (14A) Fri 5 Sat 9 Sun 6:20 Mon 3 Tue 5 Wed 7 Thu 1

Rainbow Cinemas London 355 Wellington St.

Battleship (PG) Fri-Thu 3:25-9:50 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) FriThu 1:15-3:55-7:10-9:35 Chernobyl Diaries (14A) Fri-Thu 1:203:20-7:30-9:30 The Dictator (14A) Fri-Thu 3:30-7:159:15 Marvel’s the Avengers (PG) Fri-Thu 1-4-7-9:45 Men in Black 3 (PG) Fri-Thu 1:10-3:45-7:25-9:45 The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG) Fri-Thu 1:25 Snow White & the Huntsman (PG) Fri-Thu 1:05-3:40-7:05-9:40 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (14A) Fri-Thu 12:55-7:20

Western Film Room 340, UCC Building

The Lucky One (PG) Fri-Thu 7

Wellington 8 Cinemas 983 Wellington Rd. S.

Battleship (PG) Fri-Thu 9:50 Chernobyl Diaries (14A) Fri 7:10-9:40 Sat-Sun 12:20-3:40-7:10-9:40 Mon-Thu 7:10-9:40 Dark Shadows (14A) Fri 7:15 Sat-Sun 12:50-4:15-7:15 Mon-Thu 7:15 The Dictator (14A) Fri 6:50-9:10 Sat-Sun 1:20-3:45-6:50-9:10 Mon-Thu 6:50-9:10 Marvel’s the Avengers (PG) Sat-Sun 12:10 Marvel’s the Avengers 3D (PG) Fri 6:309:45 Sat-Sun 3:20-6:30-9:45 Mon-Thu 6:309:45 Men in Black 3 (PG) Sat-Sun 12:30 Men in Black 3 3D (PG) Fri 6:45-7:20-9:3010 Sat-Sun 1:10-3:30-4:10-6:45-7:20-9:3010 Mon-Thu 6:45-7:20-9:30-10 Snow White & the Huntsman (PG) Fri 7-9:55 Sat-Sun 1-4-7-9:55 Mon-Thu 7-9:55 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (14A) Fri 6:40-9:20 Sat-Sun 12:40-3:506:40-9:20 Mon-Thu 6:40-9:20

Cineplex Odeon Westmount & VIP Cinemas 755 Wonderland Road South

Barrymore (14A) Sat 12:55 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) Fri 3:50-6:50-9:45 Sat-Sun 12:50-3:50-6:509:45 Mon 6:50-9:45 Tue 3:50-6:50-9:45 Wed-Thu 6:50-9:45 The Dictator (14A) Fri 3:45-6-8:20-10:45 Sat 1:30-3:45-6-8:2010:45 Sun 1:10-3:25-5:40-8-10:15 Mon 9:45 Tue 3:45-6-8:20-10:45 Thu 8-10:15 Marvel’s the Avengers (PG) Fri 3:306:40-9:55 Sat 12:20-3:30-6:40-9:55 Sun 12:20-3:30-6:40-9:50 Mon 6:40-9:50 Tue


3:30-6:40-9:55 Wed-Thu 6:40-9:50 Fri-Sat 3:40-6:45-9:50 Sun 12:35-3:40-6:45-9:50 Mon 6:45-9:50 Tue 3:40-6:45-9:50 WedThu 6:45-9:50 Marvel’s the Avengers 3D (PG) Fri 4:10-7:20-10:30 Sat 1-4:107:20-10:30 Sun 12:50-4-7:10-10:20 Mon 7:10-10:20 Tue 4-7:10-10:20 Wed-Thu 7:10-10:20 Men in Black 3 (PG) Fri 5:05-7:40-10:15 Sat-Sun 12-2:30-5:05-7:4010:15 Mon 7-9:40 Tue 5:05-7:40-10:15 Wed-Thu 7-9:40 Men in Black 3 3D (PG) Fri 5:35-8:1010:45 Sat 12:30-3-5:35-8:10-10:45 Sun 122:30-5:05-7:40-10:20 Mon 7:40-10:20 Tue 5:05-7:40-10:20 Wed-Thu 7:40-10:20 Fri 4:40-7:45-10:35 Sat 1:45-4:40-7:45-10:35 Sun 1:35-4:40-7:45-10:30 Mon 7:45-10:30 Tue 4:40-7:45-10:30 Wed-Thu 7:45-10:30 The Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata Encore (STC) Mon 6:30 Snow White & the Huntsman (PG) Fri 4:40-7:40-10:40 Sat 1:40-4:40-7:40-10:40 Sun 1:30-4:30-7:30-10:25 Mon 7:30-10:25 Tue 4:30-7:30-10:25 Wed 7:30-10:30 Thu 7:30-10:25 Fri 4:10-7:15-10:15 Sat 1:15-4:10-7:15-10:10 Sun 1:05-4:10-7:1510:10 Mon 7:15-10:10 Tue 4:10-7:15-10:10 Wed-Thu 7:15-10:10 Star & Strollers Screening, Wed 1 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (14A) Fri 5:20-8-10:40 Sat 12-2:40-5:20-8-10:40 Sun 1:40-4:20-7-9:40 Mon 7:10-9:55 Tue 5:20-8-10:40 Wed-Thu 7:10-9:55 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1

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Barrymore (14A) Sat 12:55 Thu 7 Battleship (PG) Fri 1:45-7:45 Sat 7:45 Sun 12:25-7:30 Mon-Thu 1:45-7:30 Bee Movie (G) Sat 11 Chernobyl Diaries (14A) Fri-Sun 12:503:15-5:40-8:15-10:25 Mon-Thu 1:20-4-79:30 Dark Shadows (14A) Fri 4:25-10:50 Sat 4:15-10:45 Sun 3:25-10:10 Mon-Thu 4:25-10:10 The Dictator (14A) Fri-Sun 12:15-2:10-4:05-6:10-8:10-10:15 Mon-Thu 2:10-4:05-6:10-8:10-10:15 The Hunger Games (14A) Fri-Wed 4:307:25-10:20 Thu 4:10-10:20 Marvel’s the Avengers (PG) Fri-Sat 12:20-3:20-7-10:10 Sun 12:20-3:20-6:459:55 Mon-Wed 12:45-3:40-6:45-9:55 Thu 12:45-3:40-7-9:55 Marvel’s the Avengers 3D (PG) Fri-Sat 12:55-3:55-7:30-10:40 Sun 12:55-3:55-7:2010:25 Mon-Thu 1:15-4:15-7:20-10:25 Men in Black 3 (PG) Fri-Sun 12-2:25-57:35-10:05 Mon-Tue 2:25-5-7:35-10:05 Wed-Thu 5-7:35-10:05 Star & Strollers Screening, Wed-Thu 1 Men in Black 3: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG) Fri-Thu 12:30-3-5:30-8-10:30 Piranha 3DD 3D (18A) Fri-Sat 1:30-3:506:05-8:25-10:55 Sun-Thu 12:35-2:50-5:057:25-9:40 The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG) Fri-Sun 12:30-2:30 Mon-Wed 2:30 Thu 2 Snow White & the Huntsman (PG) Fri-Sat 1-1:55-4-4:50-7-7:50-10-10:50 Sun 1-1:55-4-4:50-7-7:40-10-10:30 Mon-Tue 1-1:30-3:50-4:40-6:40-7:40-9:50-10:30 Wed-Thu 1:30-3:50-4:40-6:40-7:40-9:5010:30 Star & Strollers Screening, Wed-Thu 1 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (14A) Fri-Sat 12:10-2:40-5:20-8:05-10:35 Sun 12:10-2:40-7:15-9:45 Mon-Thu 1:404:20-7:15-9:45

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From Lord of the Rings to defender of The Grid Tron: Uprising. Elijah Wood steps into a dangerous virtual world in new Disney live action TV series Ned Ehrbar

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Elijah Wood is jumping feet first into the world of animated series television with Tron: Uprising, a new series that takes place in the time between 1982’s Tron and 2010’s Tron: Legacy. Of course, it’s not necessarily new territory for the actor, who’s popped up as a voice in films, TV and video games in the past. “Over the last number of years, I’m no stranger to voice work in animation, so I’m used to it,” Wood says. “But getting a chance to work within the context of a universe I was already familiar with was really fun. It just gave the whole experience a more special quality, I think.” The familiar universe of Tron: Uprising also meant more than just the usual voiceover work, though: “The character happens to be extremely physical, so there’s a lot of me standing in front of a microphone, punching and kicking the air, and making myself sound like I’m in all sorts of intense physical scenarios, which is pretty hilarious,” Wood says. “I’m sure there’s some footage of me, standing there looking Virtual wars

Tron: Uprising premieres June 23 on Disney XD . • The plot. Wood plays

Beck, a young program who leads a revolution inside the computer world of The Grid.

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like an idiot.” Finding the right voice for Beck was easy, as it turns out, since the show’s producers really just wanted Wood. “It was determined right away that it would be my own voice,” he says, though he cautions that with secret identities and hushhush rebellions on the menu, it’s never that simple. “When the character is Tron, or The Renegade, we do change his voice a little bit,” Wood explains. “Digitally, they mess with his voice, and I also give it

a gravity that Beck doesn’t have in his normal Beck mode. The character is split between the two, in a way. Some of those more Tron-Renegade moments definitely have a depth and a gravity to them, and that’s fun. It’s fun to play around with all of that.” While Tron: Uprising and his live-action TV series, Wilfred, have kept him busy — along with several film projects — Wood is keeping an open mind when it comes to what’s next. “I don’t know that I’m

ever looking for anything, in particular,” Wood admits. “I’m always intrigued by new challenges and things that I’ve never done before and new experiences. It sounds so simple, but the primary interest is just something that’s good and instills within me some kind of gut feeling that feels like something that I’m passionate and excited about, and there can be multiple variables that can instill that. But, I’m always just looking to do things that I’ve never done before, primarily.”

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Rihanna and Drake.

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Pon de replay: Rihanna and Drake back together? Exes Rihanna and Drake, who dated briefly in 2009, may be giving things another go, if their behaviour at a Miami hotspot on a recent night out is any indication. “Rihanna was all over Drake this weekend,” a source tells Us Weekly. “They were holding hands and dancing all close

Zhang Ziyi

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star accused of prostitution Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Zhang Ziyi has been accused of earning $110 million by prostituting herself to Chinese government officials and businessmen, according to the Daily Mail. The unsubstantiated claims in Chinese media detail the actress accepting large sums of money from various Beijing officials between 2007 and 2011, with one businessman reportedly

Je t’aime: Sparks fly for Mary-Kate Olsen and former French president’s brother


“We’ll seek legal justice. We’ll find you in the darkest corner and go after you.” Zhang Ziyi’s reps

Mary-Kate Olsen is reportedly dating former French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s younger brother, Olivier Sarkozy, according to Us Weekly. “It’s true, they’re dating, and she’s definitely interested in him,” a source says. “MK is constantly complaining about boys not being mature enough for her. She got the kids out of her system. Now being a businesswoman dominates her time, and she is rarely impressed with guys. They are good for each other.”

forking over $945,000 to sleep with her in 2007. Ziyi has fervently denied the allegations.

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Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore

Ashton and Demi keep it cool in public Tensions seem to have eased between divorcing couple Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, who were spotted together at the birthday party for a Kabbalah instructor, according to People magazine. “They were friendly,” a source tells People magazine of the former couple, who ar-

rived separately. “Ashton got up at one point and grabbed coffee in a paper cup for Demi, and they smiled a few times during the program at each other. They seemed to get along and feel comfortable.” And apparently that’s as good as it’s going to get, says another source.

on the dance floor.” The pair have remained close friends and frequent collaborators since their brief romance. “We weren’t really sure what it was,” Rihanna previously said in an interview of her dating Drake. “We didn’t want to take it any further. It was a really fragile time in my life...”

Drew Barrymore is all set to walk down the aisle with fiancé Will Kopelman Saturday. On Wednesday, the actress was spotted at the Chanel store in Beverly Hills for her final wedding dress fitting. Along for support was Charlie’s Angels co-star Cameron Diaz who — in addition to being the kind of girl we imagine has an emergency mini bar in her purse — is a close friend of the couple,

and was even clued in before the proposal. “I knew Drew was getting married before she did!” she tells InStyle UK. As for Drew, she’s apparently overlooked the fact that Cameron is all glowing blonde legs and has given her a front row seat Saturday. “Drew has been leaning on Cameron a lot,” a friend tells Us Weekly. “Cameron has been very involved.” Is it just us, or have we seen this movie before? Cameron’s going to be late and put her shoes on as she runs down the aisle. Drew’s going to wear flowers in her hair and charmingly stumble through her vows while biting her lip. Someone’s saucy great aunt should probably feel up a groomsman played by Andy Samberg. We’ll check back in on Monday, Drew — with the big box of Sno Caps.

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Mennonite cooking goes high tech Old Order Mennonite cooking meets modern technology with a new app of Edna Staebler’s Food That Really Schmecks cookbook. Staebler’s hugely successful cookbook extolled the cuisine and lifestyle of Old Order Mennonites. The book was originally published in 1968 and became a classic, selling tens of thousands of copies. New material on the app includes photos and videos of Staebler and the Waterloo Region countryside. Recipes are searchable and users can upload photos and recipe suggestions that will be shared with all users — just like your grandmother’s scribbles in the margins of the family cookbook. It’s also possible to upload one’s own pictures to the recipes. This digital book is available for free for a limited time on iTunes. THE CANADIAN PRESS


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Grilled Vegetable Napoleons

Beer and iced tea? LIQUID ASSETS

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I’ve never been one to mess with a good thing, especially when it comes to booze. So for me the blend of hops, yeast, water and grain that defines beer is pretty much perfection. And while the description of beer includes dozens upon dozens of different varieties that come by their taste profiles naturally, the trend toward flavoured brews is taking the industry by storm. Beer needs them. Sales have seen better days, and industry innovation seems inspired by 1812 rather than 2012, with old school English-style ales the darlings of the aficionado set. That’s what’s fun about Coors Light Iced T (12 x 355 ml, $20.31 $24.99). On the surface it sounds like a mad attempt to attract a summertime audience with a Franken-blend of two totally foreign liquids. The good news is that in the glass it tastes just like iced tea without losing the subtle malty expression of the suds — and it’s a light beer. This is the first time the Coors Light brand has been extended outside its singular universe and the pitch hits a solid home run.

This recipe serves six. NEWS CANADA

Fire up the grill for easy summer veggies Grilled Vegetable Napoleons. Lazy summer days are too precious to waste in front of a hot stove 1.

Preheat barbecue and set on low. Brush vegetables with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and grill slowly until tender, turning once.


Transfer vegetables to a tray, arranging them in a single layer, and cover tightly with plastic wrap. The vegetables may be grilled a day

in advance and refrigerated after cooling. Bring the vegetables back to room temperature before proceeding.


Stir together the ricotta, thyme, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Place one slice of eggplant on a lightly oiled grill sheet or foil pan. Spread 1 tablespoon of the ricotta mixture over the eggplant. Cover with 2 slices of zucchini, 1 slice of onion, 1 slice of mozzarella, 1 slice of tomato, 2 slices of zucchini and 1 slice of onion. Spread 1 tablespoon of the ricotta mixture over the onion and top with another slice of eggplant.

Repeat this procedure with the remaining vegetables to make 5 more stacks.


Insert a wooden skewer through the centre of each stack to create a hole from top to bottom. Remove the bottom leaves from each rosemary sprig, leaving one inch of leaves on the top. Insert 1 sprig into the centre hole in each napoleon and return to the barbecue.

5. Heat for about 10 minutes

on low, or until mozzarella is melted and vegetables are warmed through.

Ingredients • 1/2 cup olive oil • 1 large eggplant, cut in 12 slices (1/3” thick) • 3 medium zucchinis, cut in 24 slices (1/4” thick) • 3 large tomatoes, cut in 6 slices (1/3” thick) • 3 medium red onions, cut in 12 slices (1/3” thick) • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese • Salt and pepper to taste • 2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped • 1/2 lb mozzarella cheese, sliced 1/4” thick • 6 sprigs fresh rosemary


Mozzarellissima Grilled Stuffed Tomatoes 1. Cut a slice off the top of each

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tomato. With a small knife, cut the inside of the fleshy part of the tomato. Using a spoon, remove the inside of the tomatoes, leaving about 1 cm of flesh attached to skin.


Lightly salt the inside of the tomatoes; place open sides downwards on a plate.

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Cut zucchini lengthwise into 4 slices. Cut pepper in half and remove inside. Cut half onion in two. Brush vegetables with oil and sprinkle with salt, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes on direct medium heat until tender. Remove.

4. Once cooled, chop the zuc-

chini, onion and pepper into small pieces. Add mint and

Ingredients • 4 large ripe tomatoes • Salt and ground pepper • 1 zucchini • 1 yellow pepper • 1/2 large red onion • Olive oil, to taste • Small handful fresh mint, finely chopped • 3/4 cup (175 ml) Saputo Mozzarellissima cheese, shredded

drizzle of olive oil. Mix.


Stuff tomatoes with vegetable mixture and top with the Mozzarellissima. Place on barbecue over medium indirect heat, until cheese is melted. NEWS CANADA/ADAPTED BY EMILY RICHARDS

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Bittman teaches us The Basics going to tell me what to do with the stuff I just bought.’ And that’s How to Cook Everything. And hopefully Mark Bittman tells you what to do with it.

Classic recipes. Food journalist’s latest release is a refresher for seasoned cooks and a bible for newbies in the kitchen tina chadha

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Unlike other cookbooks that sit pretty on your living room bookshelf, Mark Bittman’s newest release, How to Cook Everything The Basics: All You Need to Make Great Food, stays in the kitchen. The book — a collection of 185 classic recipes along with instructions for fundamental techniques — is a refresher for seasoned cooks and a confidence-boosting bible for newbies in the kitchen. With 1,000 step-by-step photographs, it’s the next best thing to having mom watch over you as you boil a pot of pasta for the first time. Why did you want to publish The Basics? It goes back 12 years, actual-

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Spring Green Soup. This chilled dish is perfect for lunch on a hot day

high heat, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add rice, cover pan, then reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 20 minutes. When the rice is done, fluff with fork, cover and set aside.


2. Stir in spinach, peas, lettuce and green onion; simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool. In blender, puree soup until smooth. Return to saucepan and stir in half of mint. Reheat until steaming. Garnish with creme fraîche and remaining mint. The Canadian Press


Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over medium-high, heat 1 tbsp of the oil. Add garlic, cumin, cayenne and ginger, then heat for 30 seconds. Add the diced tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer.

3. • 15 ml (1 tbsp) butter • 2 shallots, chopped • 50 ml (1/4 cup) basmati rice • 1.25 ml (5 cups) vegetable stock • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) salt • 500 ml (2 cups) baby spinach • 250 ml (1 cup) green peas (fresh or frozen) • 1 head Boston lettuce, chopped • 1 green onion, chopped • 30 ml (2 tbsp) fresh mint, divided • 60 ml (4 tbsp) creme fraîche

What’s your game plan when grocery shopping? I go to the produce section and buy everything that looks good. And then I keep a really well stocked pantry. I want people to say, ‘I’m going to the store to buy what looks good, and then I’m going to come home and there’s a cookbook I can look at that’s

What appliances do you recommend for small spaces? An appliance that I think is worth getting is a food processor, because I think it’s really useful. Blenders are less important, but are nice to have. I think little gadgets are much more important: a set of three or four really good knives, a good vegetable peeler, a cheap mandoline, and a grater, like a microplane, for Parmesan. I don’t have much more than that.

Experience Egyptian street food with this easy koshary 1. In a medium saucepan over

1. In large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add shallots and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add rice and stir for 1 minute. Add stock and salt and bring to a boil. Simmer, partially covered, until rice is tender.

ly, to the publication of the original How to Cook Everything, when there were three complaints. One — which is very amusing — is it doesn’t have a recipe for chicken pot pie. Then the more serious complaints were that it was overwhelming and some beginners did not like it.

What do you say to people who are afraid to cook? People are afraid to drive also, but everyone eventually gets in a car and drives. No one drives well the first time. And very few people are going to cook well the first time. It means you need to be willing to make mistakes, and there’s a level of maturity that indicates. You have to say, ‘I have to go through a learning curve on this.’

While the tomatoes simmer, heat remaining oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté until starting to brown, about 6 minutes. Add the pasta and continue to sauté until the pasta begins to brown, about another 5 to 6 minutes.


Stir the chickpeas, lentils and 4 cups of water into the pasta mixture. Bring to a simmer. Cook until the water is absorbed and the pasta is tender. If needed, add additional water one-quarter

Ingredients • 1 1/2 cups basmati rice • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided • 4 cloves garlic, minced • 2 tsp ground cumin • 1 tsp cayenne pepper • 1 tsp ground dry ginger • 28-oz can diced tomatoes • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced • 12 oz elbow or ditalini pasta • 15-oz can chickpeas, drained • Half of a 15-oz can brown lentils, drained • 4 cups water • Salt and ground black pepper • Cider vinegar

cup at a time until the pasta is cooked. Season the pasta mixture with salt and pepper. Season the tomato mixture with a splash or two of vinegar and a bit of salt.


To serve, make a pile of rice on each serving plate. Spoon some of the pasta mixture over the rice, then ladle the tomato sauce over that. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS



“He continued to have great success, but for different reasons. He didn’t just overpower teams; he outsmarted teams.... He wasn’t as domineering as he was earlier.” Former Astros manager Phil Garner’s testimony during the Rogers Clemens perjury trial on Thursday. Garner told one great story after another. Clemens working out in a flak jacket with 60 pounds of weights. Clemens yelling at himself. Clemens yelling at others. Clemens noticing that home plate was a little bit out of line. Garner was sitting on a witness stand, but sounded at times as if he were again a major-league baseball manager, spinning yarns in a casual pre-game dugout chat. None of those stories involved Clemens using performance-enhancing drugs.

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Close call for I’ll Have Another

Flames hitch their wagon to Hartley

Mickelson too tired for Memorial

The Triple Crown bid of Canadian-owned I’ll Have Another almost ended Thursday when a horse came within inches of slamming into the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner during training in New York. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Bob Hartley was named the new head coach of the Calgary Flames on Thursday. Hartley said he was in talks with the Montreal Canadiens, but informed them Thursday morning he would join the Flames.

Phil Mickelson withdrew from the Memorial on Thursday due to mental fatigue. Mickelson said it was more important for him to be rested for the U.S. Open in two weeks than to finish Jack Nicklaus’ tournament.

NHL. New Jersey looks to settle nerves while L.A. hopes to bring more energy for Game 2 of cup final

chance to get into overtime in the first game with a chance to win.” Unfortunately for the Devils, the Kings also say they have more to bring. “We played all right. I think it’s different adjusting to a new team, adjusting to a different building here,” said defenceman Matt Greene. “But we’ve got to play better if we want to give ourselves a chance to win another game this series.” “I think we can be better,” said Kings captain Dustin Brown. “At the end of the day we found a way to win.” Kings coach Darryl Sutter said a lot of his players said they felt sluggish Wednesday. “I thought we had some nervous players,” he said. “Our guys felt they can play better. That’s a good thing. And I’m sure the other team is saying the same thing too.”


Bob Hartley in Calgary on Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS



“I’m not concerned at all.” Boston Celtics shooting guard Ray Allen on Thursday. The Eastern Conference final shifts to Boston on Friday night for Game 3, with the Heat holding a 2-0 lead after staving off perhaps the Celtics’ best shot with a 115-111 overtime victory on Wednesday.

Both Kings and Devils say best is yet to come The New Jersey Devils played poorly and almost won. Coach Peter DeBoer’s team looked to turn that into a positive following Wednesday’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final. The Devils overcame a slow start to send the game into overtime, only to see Kings star Anze Kopitar decide the affair on a breakaway. Thursday was a light day for both teams, with Game 2 not until Saturday. After the loss, the Devils were all reading from the same page. “Not playing our best game and still having a chance to win, that makes us feel pretty good that we can play better and be a little more successful,” said forward Travis Zajac. Forward Ryan Carter added, “We had our chances in that game. Outplayed or not, poor execution or not, we had our chance to win that game. We’ve got to look into that, stay positive, and try to find a way to win the next one.” Added DeBoer: “We got a



“There is plenty to fix en route. We have multiple issues.” Coach Peter DeBoer, noting the Devils have a history of making tentative starts to series, then getting back on form in the second game.

L.A.’s Brad Richardson celebrates Kings teammate Colin Fraser’s goal in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final on Wednesday night in Newark, N.J. JIM MCISAAC/GETTY IMAGES

NHL. Red Wings’ Lidstrom walks away after 20 years Blue Jays great Joe Carter will be reunited with Mitch Williams, the Philadelphia Phillies reliever who gave up Carter’s championshipclinching homer in 1993, at the Joe Carter Classic charity golf tournament for the Children’s Aid Foundation this August in Maple, Ont. Scan the code to find out Carter’s thoughts on the historic home run and this year’s version of the Jays.

Nicklas Lidstrom is so used to being great that the star defenceman refused to settle for just being good. Lidstrom retired after 20 spectacular seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, leaving a legacy of greatness on and off the ice. The four-time cup champion and seven-time Norris Trophy winner made the announcement Thursday. “My drive and motivation are not where they to need to be to play at this level,” Lidstrom said. The 42-year-old set an NHL record, playing 1,564 games

Nicklas Lidstrom in Detroit on Thursday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

with a single team, and wound up with 264 goals and 1,142 points. “I’ve been dreading this day since I became manager in 1997,” Red Wings GM Ken Holland said. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Raonic moves on at Roland Garros Tennis. Ontario native is seeking to reach fourth round in Paris for the first time

Milos Raonic returns the ball to Jesse Levine Thursday in Paris. Michel Euler/the associated press

Canadian Milos Raonic defeated American qualifier Jesse Levine 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the third round of the French Open. The 19th-seeded Thornhill, Ont., native will face a true clay test in the next round when he plays Argentina’s Juan Monaco after the 13th seed defeated Czech Lukas Rosol 7-6 (4), 6-0, 7-6 (5). Raonic claimed his victory in just under two hours with 16 aces. The 21-year-old fired 40 winners and broke Levine five times. A loser in the first round at Roland Garros last year, Raonic was able to dictate against his 131st-ranked opponent, letting Levine eventually make the errors.


“I’ve got to take care of my serve and play more forehands, not sit around and let the ball come to my backhand too much.” Milos Raonic, on his preparation for his next match against 13th seed Juan Monaco.

Raonic is trying to extend a successful clay season after beating Andy Murray in the Barcelona quarter-finals last month before losing to David Ferrer in the semis. Raonic saved six break points in victory, dominating in the final set against Levine as he ran away with it on an outside court. He advanced on his first match point as Levine put a return wide. Raonic admitted the win was far from his best effort. “The whole first set I struggled with my serve,” he

said. “Even after that I started getting it, but in glimpses. I wasn’t serving consistently well throughout match.” Due to cooler temperatures of around 16 C, Raonic said he had to adjust his game. “I wasn’t getting as much kick on my second serve,” he said. “He was stepping in when I was going to his backhand. But I wasn’t getting enough behind the ball, I wasn’t accelerating through it. “I was trying to hit too much to his forehand side rather than just letting myself play. I started doing that in the third set more, just forgetting about everything and just focusing on myself.” The Canadian will be playing for the first time against Monaco, who owns six ATP clay titles, including two this season. Both men will be bidding to reach the fourth round in Paris for the first time. the canadian press

Jays remove Lind from 40-man roster The Toronto Blue Jays have outrighted first baseman Adam Lind to the minors and selected the contract of pitcher Robert Coello. Lind was optioned to tripleA Las Vegas on May 17 after batting .186 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 34 games for the Jays. The move takes Lind off the 40-man roster to make room for Coello. “We needed a spot on the (rotation), so we put (Lind) on waivers a few days ago and he cleared,” Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos said on a conference call Thursday. “Whenever he finds his way back here, we’ll

just clear a spot again.” Coello, a 27-year-old righty, is 3-1 with a 3.22 earned-run average in 17 games with Las Vegas. Toronto had a spot to fill after left-hander Aaron Laffey was optioned to Las Vegas following Wednesday’s 4-1 win over Baltimore. Anthopoulos said Lind was responding well to being sent Las Vegas. “He thinks his timing is a lot better and he thinks so far it’s going very, very well for him,” Anthopoulos said. “His confidence is definitely in the right place, and he feels he’s made a lot of changes and

adjustments and he’s on the right path.” Anthopoulos also said he didn’t put much stock into Baltimore pitcher Jason Hammel’s assertion that the Blue Jays were stealing signs. Hammel gave up four solo homers in the Orioles’ 4-1 loss to the Jays on Wednesday. “Our players, when they have a bad game, they choose to answer the questions and they blame themselves,” he said. “They take accountability and that ends up being the end of it. “How other players want to handle things is their choice.” the canadian press


Other Thursday results

• Virginie Razzano, the only woman to beat Serena Williams in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament, lost Thursday to Arantxa Rus. • Playing another marathon match at a Grand Slam tournament, John Isner lost to Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 18-16. The match lasted five hours 41 minutes. The last set alone took 2:28.

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How to play Fill in the grid, so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1-9. There is no math involved. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic.

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You will charm everyone you meet today – and if you meet important people such as employers and senior colleagues you could even earn yourself a pay rise or a promotion, or both. Libra | Sept. 23 - Oct. 22. You only have to put a name to your desires to see them fulfilled.

You will surprise people today with your reasonable behaviour. Focus on what you enjoy and don’t worry about whether it is an efficient use of your time and energy.

Gemini | May 22 - June 20.

With both Venus and Mercury moving through your sign you will know instinctively what is the right thing to do.

Cancer | June 21 - July 22.

You have so much to look forward to. So why the glum face? By the middle of next week you’ll be smiling again. Leo | July 23 - Aug. 22. Rela-

Virgo | Aug. 23 - Sept. 22.

Scorpio | Oct. 23 - Nov. 21.

A positive link between mind planet Mercury and Venus, planet of harmony, will bring a respite from your worries and woes.

Sagittarius | Nov. 22 - Dec. 21. Relationships will be pleasant

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today, which is a huge relief after the ups and downs of recent weeks. Capricorn | Dec. 22 - Jan 20. If you are having problems, don’t suffer in silence: let those around you know you need assistance.

Aquarius | Jan. 21 - Feb 18.

Use your powers of communication to let others know why you are unhappy with certain situations. But don’t talk down to them or blame them for the mess.

Pisces | Feb. 19 - March 20.

Set aside a fixed time for your work and a fixed time for having fun. It does not have to be one or the other: if you plan things sensibly you can have your cake and eat it too. Sally brompton

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